Presidential Debate 2: Electric Boogaloo

Posted on October 16, 2012 

Tonight marks the second Presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. This time, it's in the town hall-style format, where supposedly undecided voters will ask the candidates questions about various issues.

To me, at this point, if you're undecided, then you really haven't been paying much attention. Really, what answer can either candidate give to a certain question that's going to sway a voter one way or the other?

I've met people who are undecided because they simply don't like either candidate, and said they are unlikely to vote this time around. I can understand that. But to say you want to vote but haven't figured out who to vote for at this point seems to me to be uninformed.

For Obama, this will be an especially important night, considering his poor performance during the first debate. However, since this will take more of a Q-and-A format, it won't be a "debate" in the truest sense, so I don't see either candidate in a position to win or lose.

Since I've already voted, I'm hoping to be able to tune out politics for the next three weeks.

TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: Frankly, I'm of the opinion they should just "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 10 p.m.) now. Why? Because they will never top the cameo appearance by Walton Goggins from last week. I'm still chuckling about that.

With the debate on every channel again, there are slim network offerings. Reality shows "Dancing With The Stars" on ABC and "The Voice" on NBC are new, as are the Fox sitcoms "Raising Hope" and "Ben & Kate" from 8-9.

The CW debuts the new medical dramedy "Emily Owens MD" at 9 p.m., starring Mamie Gummer ("The Good Wife," and also Meryl Streep's daughter), following a new "Hart of Dixie."

On cable, "Covert Affairs" (USA, 10 p.m.) returns with a new episode, while The History Channel has the docudrama special, "The Men Who Built America" at 9 p.m., focusing on the likes of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and others during the post-Civil War industrial age.

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